Optomechanics – SPIE


I’ll be presenting my tutorial “Optomechanical Analysis” at SPIE’s Optics and Photonics Symposium.  The time and date are:

28 August 2007
830 AM to 530 PM
Marriott Marina Hotel, San Diego and
San Diego Convention Center (next door to the hotel)

I’ll be discussing and comparing various methods to evaluate the mechanical engineers’ impacts on the optical instruments and systems they design and analyze.  You may read the abstract and sign-up for the course by clicking on the following web-site:


I’ll also be hosting a meeting of the Optomechanical/Instrument Technical Group that same evening, the 28th, 8 to 10 PM.  Larry Stepp will be our feature speaker and will discuss the mechanical challenges of the Thirty Meter Telescope project, of which he is the Telescope Department Head.  Following Larry we’ll get an up-date from Rob Bernier on how he implemented some of your suggestions from last year’s meeting on metrology challenges in the JWST project at Tinsley.

Then, on Wednesday the 29th and Thrusday the 30th I and some of our colleagues will chair sessions of our biennial conference, “New Developments in Optomechanics.”  We’ll have over 30 oral presentations during the days and almost a dozen poser papers Wednesday evening.

It ought to be a great time!  I hope to see you all there.

Al H.

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